Area college report: Lipscomb fans scrambling for tickets

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1:02am
Brandon McClurg and the Lipscomb Bisons will play in the NCAA Tournament this weekend. Courtesy Lipscomb Athletics

Lipscomb fans are celebrating the baseball team’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Now comes the hard part: Getting tickets.

The Bisons, winners of the Atlantic Sun tournament championship, will play in the Athens, Ga., regional at the University of Georgia this weekend. Lipscomb will take on the Bulldogs on Friday at 2 p.m., but Bisons fans may have to fight for tickets.

There are only 3,200 seats at Georgia’s Foley Field and with Georgia and Georgia Tech both in the tournament, tickets may be hard to come by. Georgia Tech and Louisville will play on Friday at 6 p.m.

Tickets are now available at georgiadogs.com or by calling 1-877-542-1231 (toll free).

Reserved tickets are $60. General admission tickets are $50. Both of these ticket packages include a ticket to all seven Athens Regional games.

TRIVIA QUIZ: University of Georgia President Dr. Michael F. Adams might have some divided loyalties this weekend. Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and history from Lipscomb. He graduated in 1970.

No word yet on whether or not Adams will wear a split baseball cap with Lipscomb and Georgia colors.

DANSBY TO TOUR AFRICA: Belmont basketball player Shane Dansby has been selected to tour Africa as a member of Athletes In Action.

Dansby will travel with Athletes in Action to Mali and Senegal through June 7 to compete in a four-nation tournament hosted by the Malian basketball federation. The team will be competing in the tournament against Mali, Ivory Coast and Guinea.

Before arriving in Mali for the tournament, the team will spend four days in Senegal at the SEEDS Academy, the best youth basketball training facility in Africa. The AIA team will not only have the chance to play against the Senegalese national team, but they will be a part of the training facility education program.

A rising senior, Dansby earned Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP and Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors this past season in helping Belmont to its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

Most recently, former Bruin standout Boomer Herndon participated in an Athletes in Action tour of Asia in the summer of 2006.

Among those joining Dansby on the AIA team are Ramon Harris and Jared Carter of the University of Kentucky, Ian O’Leary of St. Mary’s (Calif.) College, and Danero Thomas of Murray State University.

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By: OneTimer on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Who would have thought that Lipscomb would turn into a baseball school, not a basketball school.

By: TITAN1 on 12/31/69 at 6:00

Props to them, hope they can upset Georgia, but it is not going to be easy. One Timer, you are right, I thought it would have been basketball. They always had a very good team under Don Meyer in his long tenure here.